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More layered poinsettias

I liked that first layered poinsettia card so much I made another, this time with some pale green brusho to get the ‘white poinsettia’ look. I think I could go even lighter with my paint so there may be another poinsettia card to come. I started with watercolour paper splattered with masking fluid so I would have little white dots over the petals at the end.

I painted lime green brusho on the watercolour panel but it ended up separated into distinct areas of blue and yellow so I add a tiny bit of olive green brusho to get everything looking greener. When I die-cut the petals I tried to keep the smaller ones a little lighter and the larger ones darker.

Even though I was aiming for clean and simple when I lay the petals on a white card base, it was a little too stark. A layer of vellum softened the base and I splattered gold paint over it then added an embossed sentiment. Solving the vellum adhesive problem was easy under the die cuts and sentiment but the corners needed something too so I added just the tiniest amount from my tombow tape runner to hold them down to the card base.

Stay tuned because I think there are another couple of colour schemes yet to be tried with this pretty little die set!

Supplies

Dies: layered poinsettia

Stamps: joy & happiness

Versamark ink, WOW gold metallic rich embossing powder

Paints: finetec mica pearl 12, brusho 12, brusho 8, masking fluid
 

Neenah solar white cardstock, hot pressed watercolour paper, vellum

 

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9 Comments on “More layered poinsettias”

  1. Bonnie Klass says:

    Love, love, love your white poinsettias, Heather! The vellum with the gold adds lots of elegance too!

    Sending warm hugs, Bonnie

    On Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 9:08 AM, Heather Telford wrote:

    > Heather posted: ” I liked that first layered poinsettia card so much I > made another, this time with some pale green brusho to get the ‘white > poinsettia’ look. I think I could go even lighter with my paint so there > may be another poinsettia card to come. I started with ” >

  2. memalagene says:

    Very pretty, The vellum with gold spatters adds to the effect! (I love how art evolves in order to achieve what you want)

  3. Juanita Sellers says:

    What medium do you use with the brusho? Love the effect.

    • Heather says:

      I sprinkled the brusho over the paper then spritzed water to activate it.

      • Juanita Sellers says:

        Thank you, Heather. I have some on order, just one to try. What colors would you recommend to get. Love the effects of the red/green poinsettia and also the white/green one. What color green and red did you use? Thanks in advance for your information.

  4. maureenchandler says:

    Oh my, your card is just gorgeous and thank you for explaining all your special touches! It’s just so pretty!!!

  5. Pat says:

    I love the look of the lime and olive green brushos on these poinsettias Heather, and the vellum layer does soften the background, especially with that bit of spattering too which coordinates beautifully with the wonderful sentiment. x

  6. Jan Castle says:

    Oh soooooooo lovely!!!

  7. Karen Jackson says:

    This is lovely Heather, and i would never have thought of placing the poinsettias, or anything else for that matter, vertically. A whole new world has opened! Thank you.


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